August 20, 1998 |
Kiro Gligorov is due to retire next year with a claim to Balkan fame: He's the only statesman who led his people to independence from the Yugoslav federation without a shot fired. But with combat raging in what's left of Yugoslavia, Macedonia's 81-year-old president admits to worrying about whether that legacy will outlive him.
April 10, 1999 |
Macedonia has found itself on a global hot seat in the past 10 days, with tens of thousands of Kosovo refugees inundating this tiny country and the whole world watching how it handled the crisis. But the footage of Dantesque scenes of refugees held for days by Macedonian authorities in a muddy river valley at the border does not tell the complicated story of this country.
May 6, 1999 |
In a rousing visit to a U.S. military base engaged in the air war over Yugoslavia, President Clinton on Wednesday told hundreds of exuberant, flag-waving Air Force personnel and their families here that NATO aircraft were hitting targets "hard, where it hurts" in a conflict fought to ensure a better world. "Our mission in Kosovo has nothing to do with trying to acquire territory or dominate others," Clinton said.